Marion County Ambulance District has announced a new public education event campaign. The first event is scheduled for Saturday, May 12. There is an event scheduled for at least one day a week throughout the summer.

Marion County Ambulance District has announced a new public education event campaign. The first event is scheduled for Saturday, May 12. There is an event scheduled for at least one day a week throughout the summer.

The Push Hard! Push Fast! Campaign is Marion County Ambulance District's “hands only CPR” program. This campaign is designed to educate the public on the steps needed for hands only CPR. It will be educating the public through statistics, as well as demonstrating CPR on manikins that will be present. The manikins that will be present are the instant feedback manikins along with a CPR game that is geared for kids.

At the event, the public can expect to perform CPR after being taught by a member of the campaign team. There will also be giveaways.

The campaign is set to run from May 12 through Sept. 1. The district plans on continuing its public education throughout the year and will release a schedule of events at a later time.

The goal with this campaign is to educate the public on the importance of CPR and the importance of performing CPR immediately after a loved one collapses from cardiac arrest. In the future, the goal is to incorporate different aspects of life-saving knowledge along with its hands only CPR campaign.

List of Scheduled Events

May 12 – County Market-Hannibal 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

May 19 – County Market-Palmyra 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

May 26 – Twain on Main-Downtown Hannibal 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

May 27 – Twain on Main-Downtown Hannibal 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

May 30 – Hannibal Hoots Baseball Season Opener-Clemens Field Hannibal 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

June 2 – New London Park Days-New London 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

June 15 – Lowe's Home Improvement Store-Hannibal 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

June 16 – Farm and Home Supply-Hannibal 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

June 30 – Tom Sawyer Days-Downtown Hannibal 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

July 7 – Mark Twain Cave 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

July 14 – Mark Twain Cave 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

July 21 – Mark Twain Cave 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

July 28 – Mark Twain Cave 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Aug. 11 – Lowe's Home Improvement Store-Hannibal 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Aug. 18 – County Market-Palmyra 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Aug. 25 – County Market-Hannibal 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sept. 1 – Steampunk Festival-Downtown Hannibal 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.